Comox Snowbirds

Snowbirds at CFB Comox take flight during 2018 the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) spring training on a sunny day. Probably the best seat I've ever had for an airshow; sitting on the deck listening…

Last Day at Cox Bay Beach Tofino

The sea was angry that day my friend All good things must pass. BBQ rib eyes, cold beer, good company and a kitchen party with a piano and accordion topped our 3 day vacation to…

Tofino Bald Eagles

We tired of the grey whales so our whale watching guide Howie asked if we would mind trying to find some eagles to see in the wild; we enthusiastically agreed with Howie. Eagles were much…

Tofino Whale, Sea Otter and Walrus Watching

Whale snot and loopy sea otters Evidently, last year's whale watching trip on the Bay of Fundy was not enough to cure me of doing it all over again on the west coast. We booked…

Float Plane to Downtown Victoria

Grey skies in Victoria was a surprise to see as Victoria is typically sunny. Float plane ride on a Beaver (with luggage stored in the pontoons) was a hoot with views of Stanley Park and…

Spring in Vancouver British Columbia

Two Days in Vancouver began with a walk through Gastown in downtown Vancouver... trendy restaurants separated by seedy alleys. Catching a sea bus from Lonsdale Quay on the north shore to the inner harbour to…

Gaspereau Valley in the Fall

Where Are The Colours? With much anticipation I planned a trip today to the Gaspereau Valley to see the autumn colours of this fall. You would think that by living in Atlantic Canada my opportunities…

Budapest at Night

The Sparkling Danube Budapest at night is breathtaking. The panoramic image below shows pretty much my journeys through Budapest on the Pest and Buda sides of the Danube. If Europe is a place you will…

The 1989 Pan-European Picnic Memorial Site

Before The Wall Fell... There Was A Picnic The Pan-European Picnic was a peace demonstration held on the Austrian-Hungarian border near Sopron, Hungary on 19 August 1989, the day before the Hungarian holiday commemorating Stephen…

Sopron in August

Sopron I arrived in Sopron via train from Budapest and met up with my dear Auntie; the last time we had visited together was in the 90s when we had the opportunity to connect in…